Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Guide to Stearns County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Stearns County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Stearns County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat St. Cloud
Courthouse
Address Stearns County Courthouse
705 Courthouse Sq
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320.656.3855
Stearns County Website


County Courthouse



Court Adminostratpr has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
License Center has birth, marriage and death records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Stearns County was created 20 February 1855 from Cass, Nicollet, Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862), and Sibley Counties.
  • County seat: St. Cloud [2]
  • For a brief history of Stearns County's name, click here, then select Stearns County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Avon | Sartell | Spring Hill | St. Cloud | St. Joseph

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • William Bell Mitchell, History of Stearns County, Minnesota. Chicago : H.C. Cooper, Jr., 1915
  • Newton Horace Winchell, History of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Co., 1881

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Stearns County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Stearns County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company D.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and G.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company E.

Newspapers

All newspapers are available on microfilm at Stearns History Museum

  • St. Cloud Times, 1861-2011 (weekly and daily)
  • Der Nordstern, 17 Feb 1876 - 27 Aug 1931 (1886 is missing)

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stearns County, Minnesota page 368, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).